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Bad Appeals Court decision on LAUSD vaccine mandate

On June 7, 2024, the Ninth Circuit Court revived a lawsuit against LAUSD’s COVID vaccine mandate, despite its repeal. The decision acknowledged the plaintiffs’ allegations that the vaccines do not prevent transmission, but anti-vaccine activists misinterpreted this as the court finding COVID vaccines to be treatments. The case could still be deemed moot.

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Judge in Gardasil lawsuit throws out most claims

Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, a law professor and vaccination policy expert, discusses a federal judge’s recent decision in the Gardasil lawsuit, which barred several claims against Merck as preempted by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act but permitted discovery to proceed on claims involving failure to warn the plaintiffs’ doctors and fraudulent concealment. This pivotal ruling reduced the scope of the plaintiffs’ cases, originally marked by broad allegations, to more specific claims of deficient warnings to healthcare providers and concealed risks, despite substantial evidence against the alleged harms of the HPV vaccine.